You can help Tails! The first (and hopefully only) release candidate for the upcoming version 0.17.2 is out. Please test it and see if all works for you.

How to test Tails 0.17.2~rc1?

  1. Keep in mind that this is a test image. We have made sure that it is not broken in an obvious way, but it might still contain undiscovered issues.

  2. Download the ISO image and its signature:

    Tails 0.17.2~rc1 ISO image

    Tails 0.17.2~rc1 signature

  3. Verify the ISO image.

  4. Have a look at the list of known issues of this release and the list of longstanding known issues.

  5. Test wildly!

If you find anything that is not working as it should, please report to us! Bonus points if you check that it is not a known issue of this release or a longstanding known issue.

What's new since 0.17.1?

  • Iceweasel
    • Upgrade to Iceweasel 17.0.5esr-0+tails2~bpo60+1.

    • Stop displaying obsolete context menu entries ("Open Tor URL" and friends).

  • Hardware support
    • Update Linux to 3.2.41-2

  • Bugfixes
    • Use more reliable OpenPGP keyservers: use the hkps pool in GnuPG (and import their SSL CA); use hkp:// in Seahorse (as it does not support hkps yet)
    • Keep udisks users (GNOME Disk Utility, tails-persistence-setup, etc.) from resetting the system partition's attributes when manipulating the partition table. To this end, backport the relevant bugfix from Wheezy into parted 2.3-5+tails1. This allowed to remove the sgdisk-based workaround in tais-persistence-setup, and to stop installing python-parted. All this is a first needed step to fix make system disk read-only in a future release.

  • Minor improvements

    • Disable NoScript's HTML5 media click-to-play for better user experience.

  • Localization

    • Tails USB installer: update translations for French, German, Spanish, Finnish, Greek, Italian, Latvian, Dutch, Polish and Chinese.
    • Tails Greeter: update translations for Farsi, Chinese, French; new translations: Finnish, Norwegian Bokmål, Galician.
    • tails-persistence-setup: update Farsi and Chinese translations; import new translations for Finnish and Swedish.
    • WhisperBack: update translations for Arabic, French, German, Greek, Spanish, Korean, Polish, Russian. New translations: Finnish, Chinese.

  • Build process

    • Add automated testing framework (Sikuli, Cucumber, libvirt -based) with a bunch of tests.

Known issues in 0.17.2~rc1

No regression is known yet.